Report Card Due Date Approaching for Steelhead, Abalone, Spiny Lobster, North Coast Salmon, Sturgeon

Terry Jackson, DFG Fisheries Branch, (916) 327-8855
Harry Morse, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8962

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) reminds anglers to turn in their 2010 Fishing Report-Restoration Cards by Jan. 31. This legal requirement applies to all holders of report cards for steelhead, abalone, Spiny Lobster, North Coast Salmon and sturgeon report cards. Information collected from the report cards provides DFG with data to monitor, restore and manage some of California’s most important fisheries.

Anglers should review their report cards carefully and fill out the forms as accurately as possible. Further information about report cards can be found at

This year, steelhead anglers are encouraged to use the new online reporting system, which will be available through Jan. 31. The angler will receive a receipt of compliance via email and save postage costs. Online reporting also saves DFG time and costs related to data entry, which in turn increases funds available for steelhead projects. To use the online option, anglers should go to, click on “Online Reporting” and follow the instructions listed under “Requirements.”

Steelhead anglers who cannot or choose not to report online can still opt to mail in their report cards to the Department of Fish and Game, Steelhead Fishing Report and Restoration Card, P.O. Box 94244, Sacramento, CA 94244. (Mailing the card is not necessary if the information has been submitted online).

Other report cards must be mailed to the following addresses:

  • Abalone Report Cards:
    Department of Fish and Game
    32330 N. Harbor Dr.
    Fort Bragg, CA 95437
  • Spiny Lobster Report Cards:
    Department of Fish and Game, Lobster Report Card
    4949 Viewridge Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92123
  • North Coast Salmon Report Cards:
    Department of Fish and Game, Klamath River Project
    5341 Ericson Way
    Arcata, CA 95521
  • Sturgeon Report Cards:
    Department of Fish and Game, Sturgeon Report Card
    P.O. Box 944209
    Sacramento, CA 94244